Category Archives: Try #2 – IVF

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Try #2 – Pregnancy Tests (HPT and hCG Blood Test #1)

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At 10 days post-transfer, today we had the blood pregnancy test…which was positive!  Truth be told, we actually did a home pregnancy test (HPT) last night, which showed the two joyful pink lines! I really had not wanted to do … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Progesterone Level Check

Today Molly went in to for some blood work to have her progesterone level checked.  The IVF protocol includes intramuscular shots of progesterone every night until the pregnancy test, and then until 12 weeks of pregnancy, if pregnant.  So they … Continue reading

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Try #2 – 5-Day Embryos / Embryo Transfer

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Today was embryo transfer day!  I thought the embryo transfer wouldn’t be much more than what an IUI involved, but it was kind of a much bigger deal. We arrived at the fertility center around 9:00 am for a 10:00 … Continue reading

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Try #2 – 3-Day Embryos

We got a call from the fertility center this afternoon with news about our 3-day embryos.  All 19 that were fertilized two days ago have made it to day 3!  Instant Duggar family?!  No, not really. The IVF embryo (read: … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Fertilization Results

We got a call this afternoon to tell us that 19 of the 27 eggs from yesterday’s retrieval were fertilized! They’ll give us a call in two days to let us know how many make it to Day 3.  If … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Retrieval

Today was egg retrieval day!  And what a day it was! We arrived at the fertility center at 8:30am, and we didn’t get home until almost 1:00pm.  Obviously, I was going to miss all commitments, work and otherwise, to attend … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #6 and Estradiol – Monitoring / Novarel

This morning the ultrasound showed that the leading follicles are finally large enough to warrant the trigger shot of Novarel!  Also, the estradiol today was 2894.  Steep rises in estradiol levels can be a concern for potential Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #5 and Estradiol – Monitoring

Today’s estradiol was 1845, and the ultrasound showed that there are about 10-12 follicles on each side with some more continuing to progress.  The doctor is still pleased with the response at the 175 units/evening Follistim dose so that’s what … Continue reading

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Try #2 – Ultrasound #4 and Estradiol – Monitoring

Estradiol today was 1422, and the ultrasound showed that there are about 10-12 leading follicles with many more continuing to progress.  The doctor is still pleased with the response at the 175 units/evening Follistim dose so that’s what we’ll continue … Continue reading